Wellspring School Questions
- When does Wellspring start and end, and what time of the week does it meet?
- Begins in the fall, takes a break during Christmas, and ends with an Outreach Ministry Trip in the spring.
- Meets Sunday afternoons
- For specific dates and times, visit our website at http://newdaycommunity.org/wellspring, or contact Jimmy McKee: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How long is the weekly meeting?
- 2 - 2/12 hours (Some sessions, and ministry time, may go longer)
- Kalamazoo Wellspring School: New Day Vine, 632 Locust St., Kalamazoo, MI
- Vandalia Wellspring School: New Day Vandalia, 17321 M-60 E, Vandalia MI
- Are there other time commitments?
- How much homework each week? There are a number of books that will be assigned. In addition spiritual disciplines like journaling and prayer are required.
- Outreaches: The school will conclude with an outreach in which the students minister what they’ve learned during the school. The outreach will likely be another church in our region. The cost of the outreach will be included in the tuition, although depending upon the destination there may be additional travel costs.
- No. We encourage parents to work together to provide childcare at someone’s home. There is not adequate room at Vine at this time. Also the type of class interaction would be difficult if children were present.
- Certificate for completion?
- If you miss a class you are required to watch the video and have a follow up with the class leader.
- At the conclusion of the course there will be a graduation and everyone who completes the course will be awarded a certificate.
- What do I need to believe before I join this school?
- Enrollment is open to Christians who desire to grow spiritually and become equipped to function more fully and freely in the power of God’s grace.
- Anyone can enroll in the class as long as their behavior, during any and all classes and school related activities, is consistent with the New Day Statement of faith.
- Do I need to be a member of New Day to attend this school?
- No, enrollment is open to anyone who desires to attend.
- This is an extension campus of Wellspring Schools that is being hosted by New Day. If you are a member of another church we encourage you to inform your pastor or someone in church leadership of your intentions to attend the school.
- How is this different than New Day’s Discipleship Track? The Discipleship Track classes cover basic issues of the Christian faith and life, and in some ways function like our new believer, or renewed believer’s class. Wellspring School goes very deep into our core values. The depth of teaching and the focus is much more than what you will find in the Discipleship Track or a life group. Although the Wellspring School is not academically oriented, but rather more impartation and learning by experience and mentoring.
- How does this compare to attending the Toronto School of Ministry or Bethel School of Ministry? The Wellspring School is a way for people who cannot move to Toronto or California to get the same level of teaching and in depth ministry. It is directly modelled on the Toronto (Catch The Fire) School of Ministry. It covers very similar content as the Bethel School as well. But in terms of cost and convenience it is far more obtainable.
- Why should I do this school if I don’t plan on a career in church ministry or leading at my church? What you learn in this school will be transformational for every Christian. There is dignity and value in all work, not just church related work, and the training one will receive through Wellspring school will equip you to flourish in your particular vocations for the glory of God and to be agents of advancing God’s kingdom in and through your work, paid or unpaid. For those that are pursuing a formal Christian education, such as Bible college or Seminary, Wellspring provides excellent preparation or supplementation in ministry experience.